Who Just Became the Most Successful Female Screenwriter Ever?


It's been a lucrative year for women behind the camera in Hollywood. Back in September, Kung Fu Panda 2 helmer Jennifer Yun Nelson became the highest-grossing female director ever (and it happened on her feature directorial debut). Now, THR reports that after scripting the last four Twilight movies, Melissa Rosenberg has become the most successful female screenwriter ever, to the tune of more than $2.56 billion in worldwide grosses. She's still got a ways to go before she catches up with James Cameron and Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, both of whom have career grosses totaling over $6 billion, but next November's release of Breaking Dawn, Part II should help.